Metal casting and Other Crafts
There are several crafts villages near Kumasi. They were originally established centuries ago to provide regalia for the king and his court and are still active, although now anyone who can afford them can buy the crafts.
The crafts villages surrounding Kumasi include:
Adanwomase – 25km NE of Kumasi off the Mampong Road – Kente Weaving
Bonwire - 18km NE of Kumasi – Kente weaving
Pankronu – 3km N of Kumasi – pottery
Ahwiaa – 6km N of Kumasi – woodcarvings
Ntonso – 18km N of Kumasi - Adinkra clothe making
Asuofia/Asamang – Barakese Road – bead making Ampabame
Krofrom – 10km from Ahodwo – brass smiths Goldsmiths and Silversmiths can be seen in Kumasi.
Asokwa – in the sawmill area of Kumasi - adinkra cloth production.
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